HALLOWEEN : Dark & Twisted Edition
Guys! I'm so excited about this post! Yes, Halloween is over but I loved how my costume this year turned so much that I have to share what I did and how. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays due to me simply being able to use my creative and artistic abilities. (It's also so much cooler and CHEAPER to think outside the box and be creative). First of all, the look I originally wanted to do was somewhat of a Floral Skull. (Think skull, but less freaky and more girly/colorful). I saw this Floral Skull look online and knew I wanted to try it. However, after applying a face full of white paint, my face started to burn. (Yes, yall. It burned! Like, What the HECK?!) I've used this exact same brand of paint for previous Halloweens and never have I had this type of reaction. So I'm just going to assume that the company changed a couple of things up on me and my skin couldn't deal. So that was the end of that.
Before giving up on Halloween, I looked online at some other Halloween makeup tutorials and came across something similar to what I have below. I immediately fell in love and figured that I could possibly re-create the look without using paint. Y'all, I'm so happy with how it all came together! I'm not gonna lie, when I first started, ya girl looked CRAZY. Thankfully, it came together towards the end.
Materials Used: Liquid Eyeliner, Gel Eyeliner, & Black Eyeshadow.
- When asked how and what I did to re-create this look, people think it's so crazy how such simple products like eyeliner and eyeshadow could do so much. But it's true guys, I only used eyeliner and eyeshadow for this entire dark and twisted look.
- I started off by applying a small amount of foundation.
- I then used a old applicator to run white shimmery eyeshadow across my face, neck and chest to get that dead/dull look. (This is when I started to look crazy yall).
- I then took the black eyeshadow and started to darken my eye sockets. ( no matter how much I applied, the eyeshadow wouldn't get as dark as I wanted so I decided to use eyeliner (i used gel eyeliner due to me being scared of the liquid possibly getting in my eye and burning. However, I did use liquid in other areas to help darken).
- Once I finished darkening the eyes and giving that scary spooky effect underneath the eyes, I then went to the shading. Outlining where my bones were definitely made the shading process a lot easier and helped the look seem more realistic.
- The entire look took about 3 hours (mostly due to the shading and me being a crazy perfectionist when it comes to my art) but when having fun time just flies.
- The last part of this look was the flowers. Originally the flowers were suppose to be red, however I thought it'll be cool to make flowers out of coffee filters (a trick I learned in art class years ago). I decided to stick bobby pins in the flowers and then I attached them to my hair. Y'all! This literally took 2 MINUTES! It was so EASY! Not only was my costume very inexpensive but it was so much fun to do and most people thought the look was professionally done.
Brands I Used!
Gel Eyeliner: L 'Oreal Lacquer Intense Gel Eyeliner HERE
Liquid Eyeliner: L' Oreal Carbon Black Telescopic Liquid Eyeliner HERE
Black Lipstick: CoverGirl Katy Kat Matte Lipstick HERE